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    Are you ready for a step up?

    AIC is one of the most experienced providers of the IB Diploma in New Zealand, offering the IB programme exclusively

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    Auckland International College

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    A Climate for Achievement

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    AIC graduates have received offers from 100% of the top 10 universities

Established in 2003, Auckland International College (AIC) is a NZ independent day and boarding school of approximately 300 students, which offers a 3-year senior secondary school education. The specific focus of the school is to prepare students for entry to top universities worldwide. AIC is the only NZ school where all students study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and it has the largest number of IB Diploma students in New Zealand.

Soomin with Principal Carolyn Solomon
Soomin with Principal Carolyn Solomon

In February 2015 Year 13 student Soomin Hong  received an Outstanding International Student Award from the University of British Columbia (UBC). The Award recognises extraordinary academic, extra-curricular and personal achievements. Soomin will join an elite community of international students at UBC, the top university in Canada and currently ranked by the Times Higher Education University Rankings at number 32 in the world.

It is unusual to receive an unconditional offer of place, let alone an award carrying a value of $8,000 before the IB Diploma results are known. 

Miles and AIC HOD Mathematics Dr Sesiashvili
Miles and AIC HOD Mathematics Dr Sesiashvili

The Eton Press Casio Senior Mathematics competition for New Zealand is open to all students doing a year 12 or year 13 mathematics course and provides challenging questions for the more able students, with significant prizes, including airfares to the venue of the final paper. Hundreds of students throughout New Zealand enter this competition every year. 

Congratulations to AIC's Catherine Chen and Cong Quoc Bao Nguyen who were in the top 100 students; congratulations also to Miles Lee and Ngoc Quyen Pham who were among the 14 finalists who were flown to Wellington for the final paper. Heartiest congratulations to Miles Lee who won first place in the competition. 


Congratulations to Grace Lee who has won Victoria University of Wellington's International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) National Schools Poetry award. Senior secondary students from throughout New Zealand entered the competition, and Grace's poem Eileithyia was the winner chosen from the ten finalists. Judges said they were drawn to the poem's "gusto and exuberant music of its lines and imagery". 



Congratulations to Cherie Jia, accepted for California Institute of Technology, ranked no. 1 in the world. This is an outstanding achievement.  Cherie has an impressive profile. She has been selected for the New Zealand  International Biology Olympiad team, received an offer also from Oxford University and established a charity which fundraised for computers for the Auckland Cerebral Palsy School.



Congratulations to Miles Lee who represented New Zealand at the 2015 International Mathematical Olympiad in Thailand in July and brought home a bronze medal. Well done Miles!


Once again, AIC students have ranked among the highest IB Diploma students worldwide. Every year since the College’s first graduating class, our Year 13 students have out-performed the world IB results.

At the Top Scholars Awards Ceremony held at Government House in February 2015, 31 AIC students were honoured. AIC had more students receiving over 40 points in the Diploma than any other school in New Zealand. 29% of AIC students entering the Diploma Programme received over 40 points in 2014, which compares exceptionally well against the global percentage of 6% of students gaining 40 or more points in the Diploma.

We congratulate all of the students who received a Top Scholar Award and look forward to following you as you take the next step in your education.